ABOUT THE FACULTY

Wesleyan has a faculty of over 400 intellectually dynamic teacher-scholars.  Their interests run the gamut from choreography to astronomy to volcanology, which they practice not only on campus but also at sites as far-ranging as Indian concert halls, the Hubble Space Telescope, and Argentine mountains. They invite conversation on everything from the physics of chaos to the disorder of contemporary politics.

  • 46% women and 54% men; 20% persons of color
  • 8:1 student-faculty ratio

Recent Faculty Achievements

Collins, Thomas Honored with Endowed Professorships
Collins, Thomas Honored with Endowed Professorships
In recognition of their career achievements, faculty members Karen Collins and Ellen Thomas were appointed to endowed professorships. Karen Collins, professor of mathematics, received an Edward Burr Van Vleck Professor of Mathematics, established in 1982. Collins joined Wesleyan’s department of mathematics in 1986 after receiving her BA from Smith College and her PhD from Massachusetts…
Starr Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
Starr Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
Francis Starr, professor of physics, was elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society in October. This honor is bestowed upon only 0.5 percent of physicists nation wide. The criterion for election is “exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise including outstanding physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant…
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